What does Triskaidekaphobia mean in medical terms ?
Triskaidekaphobia is known as the fear of number 13. Those who think that the number 13 is sinister are afraid of this number and think that it brings bad luck. He may be afraid of books that are the sum of the number 13, people who turn 13, the 13th floor and the concepts such as office, home, 13th street and avenue on that floor.
Since the number 13 can create a great anxiety for the person, they always develop avoidance behavior from that number and do everything they can to avoid seeing that number. When buying a house, they prefer floors that are 12 or 14, if they keep a diary, they write on pages 12 and 14 and skip the number 13, they do not want to see the number 13 in calendars and try to destroy it. While eating, 12 or 14 people like to eat, some cultures and especially 13 people with fear. In some countries, elevators do not stop on the 13th floor, and that day, contracts are not signed, travels are not met, friends are not visited anywhere. Spouses do not make a common plan and spend the day at home if possible. Large hotels may name rooms 12a, 12b, 12c instead of 13, and this is often preferred.